Cite Soleil

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Cité Soleil (English: Sun City) is an extremely impoverished and densely populated slum located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Cité Soleil originally developed as a shanty town and grew to an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 residents, the majority of whom live in extreme poverty. The area is generally regarded as one of the largest and poorest slums of the Western Hemisphere. The area has virtually no sewers and has a poorly maintained open canal system that serves as its sewage system. Half of the houses of Cité Soleil are made of cement with a metal roof, half are made completely of scavenged material. An estimated 60 to 70% of houses have no access to a latrine.

Citè Soleil is home to Healing Haiti's Hope Church and School located in one of the poorest parts of Citè Soleil, Soleil 17.

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Hope Church Dedication: Feb 28, 2016

Published Tue, Mar 01, 16. Written by Jeffrey Gacek.

Imagine the children of Cite Soleil having a place to know God, to be safe, to dream of a better life, to sit and breathe in hope. Imagine. Today we imagine no longer.

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When fragments of previous chapters of life unite for a new purpose bearing God’s fingerprints, joy overflows.  I felt it during my first trip to Haiti in 2012.  I thought it wou...

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Aloude

Aloude is a joyful woman, who fondly remembers jumping rope. She is 66 years old and has five children. Most of her children live in Cite Soleil,...

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Charles Benest

Charles Benest is 53 years old and has lived in Cite Soleil his entire life. He is a charming man, younger than many of our elders. He  ...

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Choisenis

Choisenis is one of our Cite Soleil Elders, she is a 17 year old girl, who lives with her mother and father and 6 younger siblings. She is deaf and exceptionally vulnerable in her community. She...

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel has lived in Cite Soleil for about 50 years. He had a garden when he was younger, which he misses being able to tend. He has many friends and they help e...

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Genes

Genes is a spunky 80 year old woman, who loves her church and her community. She remembers working as a cook and selling street food. Now she has problems with her eyes, and she can’t hear...

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Izelia

Izelia lives in the neighborhood Four Coffins. She is unsure of her age. Izelia has six children but five of them have died. One child lives...

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Jeorzelie

Jeorzelie is 80 years old and lives in the Four Coffins neighborhood. She had five children, however four have died. She has 13 grandchildre...

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Marie Rose

Marie Rose is 65 years old and the grandmother of Alex (a young man who many past goers know).  She lives near and attends Hope Ch...

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Mercidieu

Mercidieu is 69 years old and lives in Cite Soleil. He is one of the original Elders from Cite Soleil...

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Help Support Hope Church in Cite Soleil. Hope Church opened it's doors in February, 2016. It is a beacon of light in one of the poorest areas of Cite Soleil and provides hope through a relation...

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Support Hope Church and School in Cite Soleil, Haiti Fund a tile and be part of planting Hope Church and School in Cite Soleil, Haiti and help bring hope to children and families in need. ...

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Hope School is located in Cite Soleil, Sun City, Haiti and is preparing to open its doors in the fall of 2016. Families in this area have little or no means to attend school and without education a...